Friday, 17 May 2013

Emerald Star (Hetty Feather #3) by Jacqueline Wilson

Emerald Star

A fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters.

Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of her beloved mama, she sets off to find a real home at last - starting with the search for her father.

But Hetty is no longer a simple country girl, and begins to fear she'll never truly belong anywhere. And even when she is reunited with her beloved childhood sweetheart Jem, Hetty still longs for adventure - especially when an enchanting figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Could a more exciting future lie ahead for Hetty?



Thank the stars, there IS a fourth one. Preferably, though, from Hetty's POV. I DON'T WANNA READ ABOUT SOME GIRL CALLED DIAMOND!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first half of the story was well, y'know, okay... Nothing great. It's like reading a journal back in— wait, what century was it it? Whatever it is, it's surely sometime in history where they speak in slightly old english, like toilet is named privy. I would have liked it even better when I was younger. Hetty is a small fiery little girl and it's nice watching her grow throughout the trilogy. I nearly cried when *SPOILER AHEAD* when she left Jem. It was so sad, knowing she needed to leave her family. BUT the ending of this book was a killer. No, it wasn't bad, but it is the kind of ending I hated. A LOT.  It's an *drumrolls please* open ending!!! Awesome. Not. When I flipped the last page of the eBook, eagerly wanting to find out what's next and then... bam, it all came down with a crash. It's an open ending for crying aloud. AN OPENING ENDING!!! I literally gave a screech of frustration. You should have seen my face! It was hilarious. Seriously, open endings are the least favourite endings in books and it always leave a great impact for me. Like from a favourite book to the least possible favourite ever and that's what this book is to me. Can someone tell authors that open endings is a crime? It is a very serious offense. It can make a reader emotionally frustrated. Please? *makes puppy dog's eyes*
3/5 stars

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